Everyone has been caught off guard. The numbers are staggering. As of this present writing, there are nearly 20 million infections of COVID-19 worldwide, of which some 730,000 have been fatal.This unprecedented crisis has caused the best scientists and medical experts to face it with a view to finding cures and preventatives. Optimists tell us to wait a while until a breakthrough can occur. Realists worry that there is no end in sight. There is precedent for some hope in the fight against SARS and other types of viruses we have seen. And if we go back far enough, we can remember surviving the 1918 pandemic flu and many others. A babble of voices, some reliable, others not, is coming at us over the media, telling us what we can do. Governments have issued directives, suggestions, and warnings.